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HMV reveals new consumer games event

Not content with boosting its range to include Re/Play second hand titles and the Gamerbase experience stores, HMV has underlined its move towards becoming a games specialist by backing a new London consumer event. Put together in association with competitive gaming outfit UKeSA, Game On! London will take place June …

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Retail ponders Wii street price rise

The UK High Street is this morning ‘digesting’ the news that the Wii trade cost is set to rise, and hasn’t ruled out an increase in the console’s street price. The trade price for Nintendo Wii is set to increase by around 16.50 (approximately 19 including VAT) due to the …

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Major retailers back GamePlan

Leading High Street games retailers GAME, HMV and Asda have all pledged to support upcoming games retail event GamePlan, which takes place this June. In addition, the former boss of Woolworths’ games division Gerry Berkley has agreed to work on a consultancy basis with GamePlan. I am delighted to become …

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Exciting Zavvi news on the way

A new teaser page on the Zavvi website claims that ‘exciting’ news about the now-passed retailer will be announced tomorrow – Monday 2nd March, and more specifically, at 10am. The most likely news relates to Zavvi boss Simon Douglas who bought up five of his former outlets for his new …

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Zavvi ceases trading on High Street

Zavvi will disappear from the UK High Street this week, according to administrators. Ernst & Young has revealed that all remaining Zavvi stores will close on February 20th, with the loss of 446 jobs. However, five stores have been sold to Head Entertainment LLP – the new venture from Zavvi …

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OFT investigate HMV purchase of Zavvi stores

The Office of Fair Trading is investigating HMV’s acquisition of nine Zavvi stores. The body said in a statement that it was ‘considering whether arrangements are in progress or in contemplation which, if carried into effect, will result in the creation of a relevant merger situation under the merger provisions …

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Zavvi redundancies top 1,000

The administrator of Zavvi today announced the immediate closure of a further 17 UK stores, with 242 employees made redundant. MCV understands that brings the total number of people laid off since the firm went into administration to 1,137. Administrator Ernst & Young said it ‘continues to work closely with …

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Street Fighter IV tour visiting Gamestation and HMV

Capcom is to tour UK retailers with the original Street Fighter IV arcade release, giving the public a chance to sample the game in its original form before the February 20th console release. Starting in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gamestation, Capcom has currently confirmed five dates, including a stop at London’s …

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HMV deadly serious about games

Games made up 21 per cent of the record revenues taken by HMV in its ‘best ever Christmas’, MCV can reveal. As revealed by Mcvuk.com last week (14/01/09), the retailer defied the odds on the High Street to pull off its biggest ever Christmas – enjoying a three per cent …

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HMV keen on more Zavvi stores

HMV is in negotiations to purchase more Zavvi stores from administrator Ernst & Young. HMV Group CEO Simon Fox has revealed that the company is in talks to purchase less than a handful” more Zavvi outlets. The entertainment retailer bought 14 Zavvi outlets last week – which cost it 700,000 …

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